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After being called to the bar in 2018, Shanen started his career in general commercial litigation and maritime disputes. He has acted for clients in disputes arising out of shipbuilding contracts, charterparties, bills of lading, commodities trading, MOAs, cargo and vessel contamination claims. He is well versed in both dry and wet shipping disputes.
Shanen’s contentious areas of practice also extends to commercial litigation. He has advised clients on a wide range of issues including breach of contract, quantum of loss analysis, company disputes, fraud, directors’ fiduciary duties, enforcement actions, joint venture disputes, commercial tenancies and conflict of laws.
Having a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution processes, Shanen has also assisted in several high-value arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of SIAC, LMAA and SCMA. Shanen’s recent focus has been on contentious and non-contentious aspects of insurance, and he regularly assists the Firm’s partners with the same.